Stephan Welk CV

Name: Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Stephan Welk, LL.M.

Born: 23 December 1967 in Korbach/Germany

Primary and Secondary School:1973 – 1986 Germany

Studies of Chemistry: 1986 – 1990 University of Stuttgart, Chemisches Institut Dr. Flad

Military Service: 1990 – 1992 Heeresfliegerstaffel 8/III

Studies of Economic Science: 1992 – 1998 Graduated University of Hagen, Germany as Dipl. Betriebswirt in Economic Science

2003 – 2008 Graduated University of Hamburg and London Business School (PhD)

PhD: 2008 University of Hamburg/London Business School

Studies of Jurisprudence: 2008 – 2011 Master of Law

2012 – 2017 PhD in International Law on the subject: The diplomatic immunity of a diplomatic passport owner.

Awards: Cross of Distinction of the Royal Diadem of the Spanish Navy, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda, Honorary Knight of the Royal House of Portugal, Badge of Honor of Kyiv City Mayor Vitaly Klitschko, Glory to the Navy of Ukraine medal by the First Admiral of Ukraine Borys Kozhyn.

Professional Experience:

1993 – 2003 Master Project Development in

  • Hong Kong 1,2 bln. US $
  • Beirut 26 mln. US $
  • Bahamas 500 mln. US $
  • Europe 500 mln. US $
  • Middle East 600 mln. US $

2003 – 2005 Managing Director Int. Business

  • Mauser GmbH
  • Mauser Intern. Office

2005 – 2007 Member of the Board of Directors

SAT & Co. AG Kazakhstan

  • Financing in Oil-Fields
  • Syndicated Loan Credit Suisse
  • Financing Mining Business

2007 – now Consultant for the World Bank

  • Project Ethiopia
  • Sao Tomé et Principe
  • Burundi
  • Lebanon
  • South Africa
  • Mali

Senior Consultant and Managing Partner of IB&GC Ltd. London

  • Business & Government Consulting
  • Project Director Navigia Shipping
  • Weserbank AG Frankfurt

Member of the Board of Directors WEDO AG Dubai

  • Syndicated Loan
  • Development Projects
  • Media Bridge GmbH Factoring
  • Mastercard
  • Consulting Sao Tomé et Principé
  • Consulting Guinea Bissau

Member of the Diplomatic Service

  • Special Advisor of the Prime Minister in the Diplomatic Affair until End of 2015 in Guinea Bissau
  • Special Advisor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sao Tomé e Principé

Case Experience

1997 Consultant MCI Europe

2007 Embargo Iran UN support

2008 Lebanon Government support (Harriri)

2008 Soa Tomé Consulting and Finance in Power Plan Projects of the Government, Consulting the Government in Diplomatic Affairs


2008 Muamma al Gaddafi Lobbying within the EU

2009 Burundi Restructuring and Lobbying within the EU and UN

2010 EU debt crisis Lobbying in the EU

2011 EU debt crisis Lobbying in the EU and Consulting within the European Bank

2012/2013 Iran Maritime Insurance Dispute

2007 to now World Bank Consultant in Washington

2014 to now Diplomatic Affair Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Sao Tomé e Principe, Diplomatic Service,

Embassy in Brussel

2015 to now Government Consultant Iraq/Erbil